Sharing results that establish social justice requires a two-pronged approach. First, to establish meeting the social need: as a charitable pharmacy improves medication access for the uninsured. The second is education to others, including stakeholders and funders but also the next generation, professional colleagues, and the community.
Who might want to see the results?
- Stakeholders: sponsors, funders, community, healthcare providers, patients (See:Stakeholders and Funders for use of sharing your results with stakeholders).
- Methods such as dashboard, PowerPoint, or newsletter work well to share results with internal stakeholders or external stakeholders who are familiar with the work.
- Professional Organizations: local, state, national, CharityPharmacy.org
- For professional education, use of an oral presentation, PowerPoint, webinar, poster, or published article is recommended.
The pharmacy professional organizations, American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP) and American Pharmacists Association (APhA), offer guidelines to create a professional poster presentation. If you consider a formal research project, clinical research involving patients requires approval by an institutional review board (IRB) and, if appropriate, informed consent from patients. Example abstracts are provided.
For example, HOPE Dispensary offers some sample topics that do not require IRB review:
- Establishing and evaluating a charity pharmacy collaborative practice agreement
- Anoverview of charity pharmacy forurgent care and emergency department physicians
- Evaluation of verbal counseling, written directions, and a visual aid to affect adherence in a culturally and linguistically diverse urban population
- Implementation of a Medication Therapy Management intervention inambulatory caresettings: experiences and lessonslearned
- Transitions of care
- Utilization of therapeutic interchange toimprove access to medication in a low income uninsured population demonstrating patient dollar savings
TIP:Why Bad Presentations Happen to Good Causesis a free downloadable book filled with tips on making presentations better.
Educational webinars offer education to the participants and can be saved for referral. Topics presented by Dispensary of Hope include: Dispensary of Hope Link to Webinars
- Diabetic Supply Resources Overview
- Dispensary of Hope Formulary Development and Utilization
- Pharmacy Software Webinar
- Utilizing Outcomes to Help Fund Development
Topics presented by CharityPharmay.org members in a Communities Joined in Action webinar series include:
Educational documents created by Dispensary of Hope include: